Food & Drink

Grapefruit is the secret ingredient for this summer beer

Schofferhofer grapefruit beer.
Schofferhofer grapefruit beer.

Schofferhofer Hefeweizen Grapefruit, Frankfurt, Germany

$8.99-$9.99 per six-pack, at Brawleys, Total Wine, Davidson Beverage and Common Market in Charlotte.

Seeing “grapefruit” and “beer” together may cause a shudder response. But citrus and beer have a history – think English shandy, orange slices in Belgian beer, even the sour-beer trend. Grapefruit gives this beer a distinct orange color and a bright, summery flavor. It’s not a heavy, serious beer, but when summer gets here for real, something light, low-alcohol (2.5% ABV) and thirst-quenching may be your main squeeze. Kathleen Purvis